Monday, June 11, 2018
Thank you President Clinton for your gracious gift of the Presidential Library which you placed in the wonderful City of Little Rock! Arkansans will forever be grateful for this economic boost of love you have given back to your roots! I also especially enjoy the Kumpuris Lecture Series at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service. Mary Steenburgen was the perfect moderator for you and James Patterson. The President Is Missing is in the mail and will review it soon!
Friday, May 18, 2018
Have you ever lost a close, young family member?There are no words, no comfort, no peace, no joy, no reason for a good while. You are dazed for the longest. Within a few days and then a few weeks you realize that you must replace that lost feeling with a thing called hope. Hope, that one day you will once again meet up yonder. Below are pictures of Noah, me, Mike, and Wendy at Brody’s Memorial Service. Hope to see you soon, Brody.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The NLR Woman’s Club has been around for a good while. In fact, the Club just celebrated a 60th Anniversary Event at the Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizen. Mayor Joe A. Smith declared March 15, 2018 as NLR Woman’s Club Day! That was a huge high for our teeny tiny Club! Yes, we need new members!
On Saturday night we held our annual fundraiser, NLR Woman’s Club 28th Annual Carousel Ball. This year we landed NLR Officer Tommy Norman as our Emcee. What a great #change lives guy!! Lance Restum, Marketing Director with Arkansas Travelers Baseball held the highly successful live auction. Highway 31 Band provided lively Bluegrass music and so much enthusiasm and fun for the entire audience! Please join us next year. And, if you are community minded and want to #Change Lives as Officer Tommy does, please check out our teeny tiny Club. We need YOU! Call Dianne Hocut at (501)772-0768 for details!
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I know there’s a ton of heavy stuff going on in our world today. Like nuclear war, racism, and devastating weather patterns to name a few. I’m worried. And, often times, more than not, when I get worried, I try to bring a humorous slice of wisdom to the table. (And, eat.)
So, let’s discuss the (half- assed) preparation of tortilla chips at local restaurants. What’s up with serving your patrons icky, half fried tortilla chips!!?!!!? Yes, in the Sherwood and North Little Rock area we have (at least two popular) restaurants who try to pass off their pastie white, half fried, never hot, totally unacceptable tortilla chips with their cheese dip and salsa. Not mentioning any names here. Maybe, some braver person will let them know we are revolting and we are not gonna take this unforgivable atrocity anymore.
However (being the wimp that I am), I simply do not return to their restaurant and I travel (all the way) to Bryant, Arkansas to get the crispiest, most golden and delicious, freshly fried tortilla chips at TaMolly’s Mexican Kitchen . Lots of other great food there as welL. Try the beef nachos!!
Yes, it is darned tooting true, that here in the South, we do judge our Tex/Mex restaurants by its tortilla chips, salsa, and cheese dip!!! And, no forgiving any half-assing around.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Betcha got some stinking trash hanging around your life, huh? We all do. Fact of life. As Judge Judy once said, “Visiting relatives are like the trash, kept around too long, it starts to stink.” Here’s a handy to do list for taking out your stinking trash during the new year...
- Stop procrastinating. Do it now. There’s no time like the present.
- Always do the right thing and love others while you’re doing it! Sounds hard, but it’s not.
- Remove toxic family and friends from your life. Life’s too short for those that suck the positive energy out of you (and bad shoes.) Splurge on good people and Gucci.
- Stop the stinginess. Give back. Especially where you have planted your roots. Make your community a better place to live. Give a hoot like Officer Tommy Robinson in the North Little Rock, Arkansas area. This guy rocks!
Well, this handy list should get you started. Toss out that stinking trash. Hope your life starts to smelling sweet again. Happy New Year, 2018!!
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
BART and I do Therapy Dog International visits and have met some very nice, kind, and SUPER people. We completed our test to jump into this adventure last spring and what a wonderful life it is!
There’s just something about encouraging young kids to read to BART and watch them get excited as they improve. Kids are so receptive to this way of teaching and about the best thing a parent, educator, public servant, or grandparent can do for a child is take them to the library and get them to read, read, read!
BART and I wish you a very giggly and Merry Christmas! Stay safe through the holidays and don’t forget to encourage READING in your household, because that’s where it all starts.